God's Word Is a Precious Means of Grace!
O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, as we enter into Your presence this day, may we approach Your throne of grace with hearts filled with humility and thankfulness. You have delivered us from sin, death, and hell through our Lord Jesus Christ. You have brought us to faith and allow us to confess that faith as the Spirit moves us. You have filled our lives with untold blessings, and our present and futures depend upon Your continued blessing. Be with us this day and bless especially the confirmands who will share with us this day important truths from Your Word. Amen.
The apostle Paul reminds Titus of the wonderful blessings of God’s grace bestowed through “the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit”—a reference to the Spirit’s work in Baptism.
The apostle Paul explains the origin, purpose, and significance of the Lord’s Supper, while encouraging the Corinthian Christians to be properly prepared to receive this assurance of their forgiveness.